Class Goals

1) Prepare students for community leadership roles at school, college, and the 21st century world they will live and work in (employability skills). 

2) Facilitate growth as informed and responsible citizens (civic literacy).  

3) Develop students that demonstrate a positive personality based on ethical behavior through the development of character traits (character traits, leadership principles, employability skills).

4) Improve public speaking skills through reasonable, rational, and logical discussion (employability skills, technological literacy).

5) Instruct students on how lapses in character and judgement can negatively effect their ability to communicate with others (employability skills, technological literacy).

6) Drive student recognition on how addiction and substance abuse can harm a person's ability to lead (employability skills).

7) Develop knowledge of team-building skills, and collaborative relationships (employability skills, health literacy).

8) Facilitate student participation in outdoor education, local field trips, and a class trip (health literacy).  

9) Develop students' appreciation for the importance of physical fitness, health, and appearance (health literacy).

10) Develop students' life skills, self-discipline, emotional stress reduction skills, time management skills, coping skills, conflict resolution skills, and self-advocacy skills (employability skills, health literacy, personal responsibility, self-discipline, self-advocacy).

11) Ensure student recognition and application of leadership principles (character traits & leadership principles).

12) Students will understand the role of individuals and groups within a society as promoters of change (employability skills, financial literacy).

13)  Students will comprehend the significance of important people, their work, and their ideas in the areas of political and intellectual leadership (character traits, leadership principles, civic literacy).

14)  Students will understand the role the values of specific people have played in influencing American culture, and history (character traits, & leadership principles). 

15) Direct students to REJECT quitting, and apathy for effort, commitment, and participation.  Students will remember they should be positive, respectful, involved, determined, and excellent-P.R.I.D.E. (personal growth). 

16)  Create short and long-term goals (personal growth).

17)  Develop strong values and high standards (character traits & leadership principles).

18)  Develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills (employability skills).

19)  Enhance ability to demonstrate tolerance and respect for the opinion of others (employability skills).

20)  Develop expository writing skills (employability skills).

21)  Promote the importance of lifelong education and study skills (employability skills, civic literacy).